PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard will enable the learner to describe the requirements applicable to a permit to work in terms of hot work; cold work; confined space entry and lockout systems in a work area.
Persons accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
Describe the requirements for hot and cold work permits.
Describe the requirements to apply a lock-out system.
Describe the requirements to apply a confined space entry permit.
LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Communication at NQF Level 3.
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
Unit standard: Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace: SAQA ID – 120496.
Unit standard: Respond to, implement and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace: SAQA ID – 120329.
Unit standard: Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places: SAQA ID – 120331.
UNIT STANDARD RANGE
All the Specific Outcomes or Assessment Criteria are assessed in accordance with specified requirements and – where applicable – consequences to health and safety.
Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
Mine Health and Safety Act.
Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Chief Inspector of Mines’ Directives.
Health and safety agreements.
Codes of practice.
Standards task procedures.
Risk Assessments procedures.
Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
Mine Standard Procedures.
List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
Equipment and Materials Specifications.